Meeting the home cook’s growing demand for pantry staples that serve as “building blocks” for a variety of recipes, Pacific Foods is introducing new organic Simply Stocks. Well known for its extensive organic broth line, Pacific is applying the same high standards of using traditional culinary techniques and simple, pure ingredients to two new stocks, Simply Chicken Stock, Unsalted and Simply Vegetable Stock, Unsalted.
“People are reading food labels, looking for short lists of ingredients they recognize and would use in their own kitchens,” says Kevin Tisdale, vice president of marketing for Pacific Foods. “Our Simply Stocks were crafted purposefully with only a few ingredients – no added salt, sugars or spices – and are made the same way as homemade, by simmering for hours. While many consumers use stocks and broths interchangeably, stock is actually a better foundation for braises, sauces and marinades because of its unseasoned, well-rounded flavor profile.”
The new line-up includes two varieties, packaged in convenient 8-ounce cartons for recipes calling for one cup of stock:
- Organic Simply Chicken Stock, Unsalted
- Organic Simply Vegetable Stock, Unsalted
An essential addition to the discerning home cook’s pantry, Pacific’s Organic Simply Chicken Stock is made by simmering roasted organic free-range chicken bones with meat and mirepoix (celery, carrots & onions) for up to six hours, adding each ingredient at just the right time and letting rich, complex flavors develop, company officials say. The result is a full-bodied stock that adds depth and enhances the flavor of sauces, gravies, sautés and braises. Both Simply Chicken Stock and Simply Vegetable Stock are unsalted, so home cooks can be in control of the seasoning and reduce the stock further for sauces.
Simply Stocks are gluten- and fat-free, and have just 100 mg of sodium or less per serving. Packaged in convenient 8-ounce BPA-free cartons (SRP $1.69 – $1.89) they are easy to keep on-hand, taking up less pantry space and minimizing waste. Pacific Foods’ Simply Stocks will be available at grocery and natural food stores nationwide starting in September.